This Friday I wanted to share with you a little something that helps keep me warm on the cold Wisconsin days. Here lately it has been extreemly cold - (below zero). Each time before I go out into the blustery cold I put on my scarf, pull on my coat, zip up and then quickly slip on my mittens. I must say, that I really do stay pretty warm. I believe a lot of it has to do with my warm handmade scarf.
A dear elderly lady knitted me a beautiful scarf as a thank you gift. I absolutly love the yarn she chose to make the scarf. The black and white go perfectly with my black everyday coat, and also a lovely addition to my red dress coat that I wear on Sundays.
You can find yarn like this at most fabric stores and I am certain she purchased it with the help of one of her daughters who frequently takes her shopping and to the beauty shop. However, as common as the yarn is, my scarf is one of a kind and makes me think of her each time I put it on. My scarf is extremly long - it is so long that it extends past the end of my dining room table - even when my table has all the leaves in place! You see the dear lady whose hands lovingly made my scarf also suffers from dementia. She remembers pretty well her knitting stitches; but she forgot when to stop on the scarf. She just kept going!
So, when I get ready to go outside, I first fold my scarf in half and then wrap it around my neck. Even folded in half, it is long enough to reach my waist - it is also very warm with all the yarn inside of my coat. I would not want it any other way.
It is also a good reminder to pray for this lady and to keep her close to my thoughts. I would not want any other scarf to wrap around me during the winter. I am surrounded by love and memories each time I leave into the cold outside. Perhaps it is the loving way that she made me the scarf that keeps me so warm. It is hard to say.
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